As you may know, Jacob is currently promoting Sofia Coppola’s new film, Priscillain which he and Cailee Spaeny star as Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
The biopic – which hits theaters today – is based on Priscilla’s memoir, Elvis and meand follows the couple’s tumultuous relationship, which began when she was 14 and he was 24. Priscilla is believed to be a producer on the film.
The film has garnered a ton of hype ahead of its release, with much of the chatter centered around Jacob’s portrayal of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – and how he compares to Austin Butler.
In the unlikely event you must remember, Priscilla coming just a year later Baz Luhrmann Elvisin which Austin played the leading role.
He won critical acclaim for the performance, notably receiving an Oscar nomination. However, it seems that the success came at a price.
While promoting the film last year, Austin made no secret of the painstaking process that went into drawing the character, claiming that Elvis became part of his “DNA” his
Among the revelations, the actor said he didn’t see his family “for about three years” while he was in character, later admitting that the filmmaking process made him “go to the extreme.” what is possible. “
Austin became so attached to the part that he fell ill the day after filming wrapped in 2021, revealing that he was “rushed to the hospital” because “his body just started to shut down. “
In contrast, Jacob seems to have taken a much more relaxed approach to the role.
For example, while Austin went to great lengths to perfect his Elvis listening—hiring a dialect coach and turning his apartment into a “detective scene” amid his deep study process—Jacob’s preparation was very limited.
“I saw this clip of him when he returned from the army in Germany. And I read the lines for 15 minutes and then I shot two and, you know, not thinking it would go anywhere,” he said casually when he appeared on it. The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon is the star.
In the same interview, the Euphoria the star also admitted that he never had any desire to portray Elvis, shocking fans by revealing that before he auditioned for the part, he knew the singer iconic limited to the 2002 Disney film. Lilo & Stitch.
So, with such different approaches to the picture, it’s no surprise that Jacob is being compared to Austin – who is also dating his girlfriend, Kaia Gerber.
But now, Jacob is announcing, and it seems that he has had enough of it all.
In a new interview with E! News, the 26-year-old opposed the debate and stopped fans from contradicting each other.
“I don’t know why people make art a blood sport,” he said. “It’s fucking absurd.”
Jacob did not comment on Austin’s performance, although he did note that watching the two films back-to-back would be a “killer double feature”.
So, although there is no need to keep comparing the two shows, luckily both won Priscilla’s approval.
While taking part in Vanity Fair’s YouTube series “Notes on a Scene”, Sofia – who wrote, produced and directed the film – revealed that Priscilla was “struck” by how powerful Jacob’s voice was like her late husband’s voice.
“It was a huge relief,” Jacob said of Priscilla’s seal of approval, admitting that his performance was aided by the natural similarities between his voice and Elvis’s. “I’m very lucky to at least be in his record.”
Similarly, Priscilla previously described Austin’s portrayal as “fantastic,” saying Baz’s film told Elvis’ story “brilliantly and creatively.”